This weekend was my husband’s birthday! We celebrated in style with lots of family parties and delicious desserts!
Birthday celebration #1:Maple Bacon Cupcakes! The birthday boys special request…
Birthday Celebration #2:
Amazing Chocolate Cake!
My mileage for the week was higher than it has been in a while: 52.2 miles. I had to look back at my notes to figure out the last time I had a 50+ mileage week, and its been a while: Sept 22-28 was my last 50 mile week! It felt good to have my mileage back up again. I’m not worried that I didn’t hit higher mileage for almost 3 months. Honestly, this whole entire year, I’ve run less mileage than I did last year, and I’ve improved significantly. But more on that soon!
Tuesday: It was ridiculously cold, and dangerously icy outside. I had to treadmill it. A progression run on the mill!
I also got an AMAZING deal on those beautiful yellow sneaks…Brooks Pure Connect 3s. I’ve been wanting to try them for a while now but I held out for a good sale. Dicks had 15% off all sneakers, and combined with some rewards I had-I ended up paying about $30! SCORE! I just want to say I love these sneakers! I plan to hit the track in them this upcoming Tuesday to really feel them fly!!
In both of those pics above, I’m wearing Skirt Sports bottoms…the purple skirt is my beloved cannot-live-without-it-please-dont-ever-make-me- Cougar Skirt, and the black shorts are the Reversible Booty Short. I love them both and cannot WAIT til it’s warmer out again so my life can go back to easy with shorts& skirts!! Plus…I don’t like racing in pants! I like my little cute skirt with the one million pockets that conveniently holds ALL of my stuff! Even though it’s freeeeezing outside, when I’m on the treadmill, I NEED to be in shorts. It’s not even an option. Even though my basement is ALSO freezing cold…but i digress….
Thursday: 8 miles at a 7:40 pace, and on the treadmill again. I actually needed to watch Nashville so it worked out… Anybody else watch that amazing show? I’m beyond obsessed… And Juliette & Avery? Be still, my heart!
Friday: Off (Day 1 of Birthday celebrations)
Saturday: I knew all week that i wanted to do a 20 miler. It’s a little bit of a stretch from my long run last week, considering that I only ran 13! I didn’t get a great night’s sleep, and i procrastinated until 11:45 (i HATE how i procrastinate in the winter months…it is actually terrible how long i wait sometimes to leave!) Procrastination really messes with my head & I wasn’t really excited for my long run like I normally am, and I felt a little sluggish the whole time.
As far as first “20 milers” go, this was pretty good. My first 20 miler in my Baystate training (back in August) was 20.25 miles in 3:00:57. I’m pretty excited for my next 20 miler-I’m really looking forward to smashing this week’s time..I’m still trying to break a 2:40 long run time. Faster-finish long runs have truly made me a better runner!!
Sunday: I had a great, hilly recovery run. 8.20 miles at an 8:35 pace.
What was your favorite run of the week?
Anybody else have a December birthday?